The GWP plastics laboratory – a laboratory of the Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung mbH: In our plastics laboratory, which is geared towards the automotive industry, materials and components are tested for their quality. Using accredited procedures, we analyze the composition of polymers, determine the mechanical material properties or carry out entire component tests. Stresses caused by sunlight, temperature changes, humidity or salt spray are simulated in the environmental simulation. Another service is the characterization of the resistance of plastic surfaces to mechanical abrasion, stone chipping or chemical media such as solvents, oils, sweat or sunscreen.
If desired, our services are not limited to the reporting of material-related parameters. We support your projects in a targeted manner, accompany developments and are there for you in an advisory capacity. We evaluate cases of damage, show connections in material and production and offer profitable solutions.
Our customers benefit from our wide range of methods, hybrid service bundles and a unique network. In this way, synergies can be optimally used and our customers benefit from a timely, flexible and economical partnership.
We offer extensive laboratory services for standard tests, initial sample release tests or series-accompanying tests in the areas of analytics, materials testing, environmental simulation, fire tests and surface tests. In addition to laboratory services, our appraisers offer expertise in the event of damage or development issues.
We offer standard tests according to norms or automotive standards to determine
Parameters such as impact energy and tensile strength, scratch and abrasion resistance or resistance to stone chipping. Chemical analyzes or the behavior against environmental influences such as light, humidity and temperature are also tested according to current standards. Find the appropriate test method in our overview.
Our service portfolio covers all phases of the product lifecycle, from expert advice to development support and damage analysis.
The laboratories of the GWP Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung mbH are accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018-03.
Our highly qualified employees are committed to supporting you with both in-depth specialist knowledge and broad product experience.
Our team consists of specialists and experts from materials technology. Analysts, plastics experts, materials scientists, materialographers and technicians are happy to help you.
DR. JULIUS NICKL
Business Development & Sales
DR. MICHAEL ZIEGLTRUM
Expert injection molding and damage analysis
DR. STEFAN LOIBL
DR. THOMAS REITH
Materialology and computed tomography